Seahawks extend Tyler Lockett

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The Seahawks are locking up Tyler Lockett for the prime of his career.

Lockett and the Seahawks have agreed to a four-year contract extension, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The deal is reportedly for $69.2 million over four years, with $37 million guaranteed, although those numbers need more context to give a complete view of what the contract means for the Seahawks. It’s highly likely that the deal reduces Lockett’s 2021 cap hit, as the Seahawks need to create cap space this season and Lockett had been slated to count $14.95 million against the salary cap this year.

The 28-year-old Lockett has been with the Seahawks since they selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL draft. Last year he had a career-high 100 catches but a career-low 10.5 yards per catch. He totaled 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns.

With Lockett now under contract well into his 30s and D.K. Metcalf having two years left on his rookie deal, the Seahawks have a good chance of keeping a good pair of receivers playing together for years to come.

16 responses to “Seahawks extend Tyler Lockett

  1. I remember when Lockett was drafted, us in KC were hoping the Chiefs would take him. We missed out.

  2. Great move as it not only locks in Lockette, it creates much needed 2021 Cap Relief. Doing the same or restructuring Wagner or Russell would be the other two immediate options also available for the team.

  3. they’ll pay him but won’t upgrade the offensive line, I don’t want to hear about Gabe Jackson, he’s the Michelin Man

  4. There was never a pass thrown that Tyler Lockett couldn’t catch. To extend him for almost any amount is a no brainer. He’s a very deserving talent and dominant at his position. He’s been very fortunate to have Wilson as his QB, but I believe Mitchell Trubisky would have succeeded in Chocago if he had a talent at wideout like Lockett.

  5. The $37 million guaranteed is a nice number for a guy who some saw as being too small and not really having a position. I knew people who thought he’d be a full-time kick returner and never play as a receiver at all.

  6. As a niners fan, this guy drives me crazy. He so slippery and always seems to make the clutch catch. Great for him. Bad for us.

  7. Trubisky had Robinson, who many would take over Lockett, especially for his ability to win contested balls. Good try though.

  8. Great hands, kind of guy you want to see in a seahawk jersey his whole career

  9. He’s making Tulsa proud. Two great Seahawk receivers from T-Town. Now if only Tyler can do enough to make the Hall.

  10. Great move for the Seahawks. Great move for Tyler. Great move for the 12s. Now we need a 3rd and a 4th receiver to step up. It might be internal or it might be external, but either way a solid 3 and a decent 4 are needed. And then spend one of those three big picks on a good CB.

  11. He has been very good for the Seahawks, but going forward he will effectively be a WR2 to DK – and +17m per year for a WR2 is not good business

  12. I don’t think Seahawks fans have labeled Lockett as just a number two wide receiver…at times last year Lockett played like a number one wide receiver…so D.K. and Tyler put pressure on teams to stop both of them….

  13. One of the most underrated wide receivers in the game.

    Delighted they are hanging on to him, and you know what, for everything he does, I wouldn’t even blink at the price tag either, well earned.

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